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Jun 30, 2010 11:35pm EDT
: cynthia, the no-fly list is designed to keep suspected terrorists off u.s. airplanes. but in a lawsuit filed today on behalf of ten people on the list, the aclu says it has turned into an official government blacklist with the fbi secretly adding the names of entirely innocent americans, refusing to say why and with no clear way to ever get off the list. to keep american airplanes safe from terrorists, the fbi has put 22-year-old adama bah on the no-fly list. the fbi will not say why, and the new york nanny didn't find out until she showed up at laguardia airport this march to fly to chicago with the family for whom she works. >> they said, see a ticket agent. a federal agent showed up, i don't know where else, but nypd office shows up. >> reporter: your question to them is -- >> why am i on this list. can i fly? >> reporter: did they tell you why? >> no, nobody items you why. >> reporter: she's lived in new york since her parents brought her to new york at age 2. she received formal asylum status at age 16, has no criminal record and says she feels very much an american. why do you th
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Jul 24, 2010 6:30pm EDT
timetable for sealing that well. >>> desperate search. two u.s. troops now missing in afghanistan. new details of how they were ambushed at a busy marketplace. >>> an open book. the place 500 million people are now revealing the instant secrets of their lives. >>> good evening. all eyes were on the gulf early today and whether a tropical storm would make the disastrous oil spill even worse, but we begin with the weather tonight a thousand miles to the north and east. torrential rain soaking portions of the midwest stranding residents, flooding highways and causing a dam to fail. in the east, deadly triple-digit heat and tropical humidity making this one of the worst days in the summer of record-breaking temperatures. we have two reports on the extreme weather. we start off with abc's eric horng who is outside of chicago in westchester, illinois. >> reporter: good evening, sharyn. the water here came up quickly while many were asleep. and today many streets here in westchester look just like this one. the water here has started to recede but for many, not soon enough. it was a nons
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Jul 26, 2010 5:00am EDT
desperate search continues for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan. but the taliban claims their role is in all this. >>> lisa baden has a check of it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with an hp netbook, samsung reality or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> coming up on 5:10 on this monday morning. last night was active as well as the afternoon, many trees foresthill down due to wind damage. -- trees down. we had some wind gusts yesterday at 58 miles an hour, mainly centered in montgomery county, in the gaithersburg area, and towards rockville. temperatures right now are around 70 degrees. humidity will be dropping to russia to the day. piketon pager of 90 with a lot of sunshine. much cooler. -- high temperatures of 90 today. >>> new york avenue is closed in both directions between first northeast and first northwest. police are investigating an incident that happened during the storm. new york avenue will not be an option for you between first northeast and first to a west. it's complicated to report as far as traffic along bladensburg road. we are wrecki
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Jul 26, 2010 3:05am EDT
the long term. what do you advise some. >> right now, i think the markets not only in the u.s., but globally are very attractive right now, and what i see particularly attractive are dividend-paying stocks. with interest rates so low, you can pick up dividend-paying stocks or portfolios of dividend paying stocks toward those stocks which are yielding three 3% to 4% that is longer than long-term treasury bonds. >> jeremy, ask you about the reform. the president signed the financial regulatory reform law this week. what do you think this regulation means for the financial stability and economic growth. do you think the financial services industry will look very different say two years out? >> probably not. a lot of the worst measures were toned down. the 50 to $75 million bank bailout fund which by the way, now looks like the government for fannie and freddie will be making money on its investments in the bank and it seems to be that that was not a necessary feature. a lot of those were eliminated at the end. it depends on the regulators that they put in. there's a lot of flexibility.
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Jul 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
recognizes the suspect to give them a call. coming up next on abc 7 news, did the u.s. enter in a deal with russia? coming up. >> showers are in the >> tghe nation's second in command says the u.s. got the better end of the deal with the spy plane deal with russian. in the deal, 10 spies sent back to russia after beniing detained for conspiracy charges in return for 4 u.s. spies. >> let me ask you -- do we have any spies that hot? [laughter] it doesn't matter if they get sent back. >> they were sent back from an airport tarmac in vienna. yesterday was mr. biden's first appearance on leno since becoming vice-president. the haitian earthquake's aftermath -- rebuilding has been slow, and the country's medical system is shattered. on a lighter note, let's talk about the weather. we have some rain, which we needed, and relief along with it. >> temperatures only in the 80's for a high today. [laughter] >> that is good. >> let's see what it looks like. look at the gray, look at the rain. off-and-on showers, not as heavy in some locations. late afternoon and early evening hours are rather clea
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Jul 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
spotlight after a series of public relations gaffes. a senior u.s. official tells the associated press, hayward's removal is a done deal, making him the first top bp official to lose his job since the spill. but he's not leaving empty handed. salary payments and a huge pension make for a golden pair shoot. matt gutman is in the gulf tonight. matt? >> reporter: bill, tony hayward was the public face of bp's second disaster. it's public relations failure. and while he took great pains to apologize for the oil spill, it's the other things he say that may have been his undoing. he may after all get his life back. it's widely expected the embattled ceo will be forced out by the company's board when it meets tomorrow. his replacement? bob dudley, the mississippian who smoothed tensions. at first, hayward emerged as earnest, but prone to gachs. >> i think the environmental impact of this disaster has been very, very modest. >> reporter: but there was one that seems to seal his fate. >> no one wants this thing over more than i do. audio i'd like my life back. >> you need to be charged with a c
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Jul 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
million people are still living in tents despite millions of dollars of u.s. aid. >>> lawmakers get back to work today after their july 4 break and they have a pact to do list. democrats have to find the 60 votes needed to push through regulation for wall street and they hope to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed for they will also vote on the confirmation of supreme court elena kagan. there is a vacant seat and that is of the late west virginia democratic senator robert byrd. >>> we turn to the weather on monday. we have a cooler start to the week. adam caskey has a look at our first forecast. >>> we don't have a heat wave this week. it will warm up later this week and we will get back into more sunshine thursday into friday. we are tracking the showers pushing off to the east. there is a wide batch of rain moving from west virginia and into north carolina. that will continue to march toward the metro area later this afternoon. the highs may hit 90 degrees across the metro area. we will talk more about the rain chances in our next forecast. >>> tuesday 84 of the oil spill in t
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
he will do so if this country is attacked by neighboring colombia. the u.s. is the biggest buyer of a venezuelan oil. if he carries out the threat, it would be a big blow to his own country's economy. >>> wall street is looking to keep its momentum going as corporate earnings season heats up. stocks surged last week, with the dow jones adding 226 points. profits are booming at some of the nation's biggest companies, sending garrett shares higher. eight out of 10 companies have beat expectations. burger king is looking to take a bite out of mcdonald's breakfast business. it's launching a kids breakfast meals starting today that would include an egg and cheese sandwich, apple slices, apple juice, and a toy. the fest would market is currently dominated by mcdonald's. >>> leonardo dicaprio's will be held on to the top spot for the second straight week, earning another $43 million. that beat angelina jolie's new spy thriller. coming up on "good morning america", all with you like doing the job you love without leaving home? the experts show you how after your morning news. i'm rob nelson
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Jul 26, 2010 3:35am EDT
holding the other one hostage. the u.s. has not confirmed that report or said why the servicemen put themselves in harm's way. >>> the dead toll has risen to 19 after a stampede at a german music festival. organizers of the so-called love parade face some tough questions about why hundreds of thousands of people were funneled through a single highway underpass into the site. witnesses described a desperate scene there as people literally piled up on each other or scrambled over others who had fallen. >>> it is revolutionary day in cuba, and former president fidel castro has made another public appearance. castro was seen outside havana for the first time since giving up power four years ago. the 84-year-old wore an olive-green shirt that looked like the military uniform he wore for decades. lately he has been seen in track suits. >>> flood damage from this weekend's disastrous dam break in eastern iowa is estimated to be well into the millions, and the threat from surging water is not over yet. the maquoketa river is expected to crest today at a record high of more than 32 feet.
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on the report. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of the university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing yeardley love in may. the medical examiner says she was killed by a blunt force instrument to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham released surveillance video of her right to lakota. they believe she was driving the car out of the shopping center on june 27. -- her white toyota. they are not clear if she is alone in the car. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a serious car crash in charles county at washington ave at shining willow way in la plata. a deputy hit a car with a woman and two children inside. the officer suffered bond life and injuries. >>> a developing story from california where an earthquake jolted the southern part of the state, 5.4 center near palm springs. a lot of nerves
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Jul 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
ten detained in the u.s. on spying allegations. the trade-off is reported to be four others imprisoned in russia. a nuclear weapon scientists who was detained in 2004. all accused of spying for the u.s. all ten suspects were moved to new york, reportedly in anticipation of a release. this mother and brother told abc news in moscow, said he had been given an offer he could not refuse. and was sent to england regardless. the deal was cut after a series of meetings at the russian ambassador's residence between the ambassador and the u.s. diplomat. >> did the spy case come up? likely, it did. am i going to get into details? no. >> reporter: what of those arrested who were not naturalized russians. the relatives of one of the detainees, peruvian born vicky pelaez. but the judge recommended she wait in custody. her lawyer says that pelaez wants to appear in court and has absolutely no interest in going to russia. >> as far as i know, she would absolutely have no desire to go to russia. >> reporter: also what is to be worked out is what would happen to the children of the murphys,
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Jul 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
homophobic attitudes. >> controversy over a survey being sent to u.s. troops. did the u.s. get the rock and a spy swap with russia? the vice president gives his opinion. the vice president gives his opinion. will the sunny - friend: yeah? car owner: and this is what he had in my budget. friend: oh well, the top is down! car owner: the top is gone! friend: yeah, there's lot's of head-room! car owner: tons of head-room! careful! friend: ow! car owner: that's sharp. friend: cheese! car owner: yeah. sorry. carmax spokesperson: settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. guaranteed quality used cars can cost a lot less than new cars, so you can get more car for less money by shopping at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00 -- on your side. >>> monday marks the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in haiti that killed more than to a hundred thousand people and left more than 1 million people homeless. -- more than 200,000 people and left m
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
released him on bail and a manhunt has turned up nothing. >> i believe [unintelligible] >> a u.s. embassy spokesman denied rumors the russian was at the u.s. embassy. hillary clinton had no comment. >> we are committed to building a new and positive relationship with russia wherever we can. the judge agreed with the government. a third suspect from arlington was denied bond and will stay behind bars until they go before the judge. if they were not behind bars they could easily leave the country. they would have to get to the russian consulate. >>> republican bob ehrlich has declared his candidacy to become maryland's governor. he took a leave of absence from the baltimore law firm he has been working. he filed a financial disclosure form as required at the ethics commission. he is expected to face martin o'malley in a rematch from 2006. >>> his former lt. gov. michael steele is in during calls to resign over comments he made about president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. >> this is not something the u.s. has actively prosecuted. >> eight chairmen3 comments thursday during a f
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Jul 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
eldercare.gov today! the eldercare locator is a free public service of the u.s. administration on aging. >> we want to take you back to the cleanup across the region from the weekend powerful storm. hundred are left in the dark. the worst current tonnage in montgomery county. >> the lingering effects of the stone can certainly be seen all over montgomery county. roads or closed as crews tried to clean up. >> i have never seen the trees move that much. >> the strength of the storm is no evidence. trees and power lines blanket the roads. >> driving over here, i did see some limbs blocking the roadway. >> on sunday, a tree was said smashing through this building. the vicious storm caused the massive problems around the county. more than 180,000 customers are still waiting to hear when their power will be back on. >> it has been off since the storm hit really hard. >> i am thinking about buying a generator. >> commuters also had to do with the power or beverages. police had to direct certain intersections. >> all like to work out on connecticut, knolls road. >> many are hoping they are not
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Jul 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
themselves. andrea canning, abc news, new york. >>> and now, that u.s.-russian spy swap, the biggest since the cold war, is a done deal tonight in the end, ten spies were flown out of new york to vienna and swapped for four russians. the planes, one russiaen, one, parked side by side. so, how is this playing in the headlines in moscow? abc's alex marquardt lives and reports in russia for us. >> reporter: anna chapman and her family are staying in the countryside. tomorrow, like all ten, figuring out what's next. all of their as sets have been seized by the u.s. government. so, they will rely on russia and family to get a new start. one of the ten has been offered an apartment and $2,000 a month for life. it's unclear if that's what everyone will get. so, how did it all play here? this is today's newspaper. below the fold, the heldline reads "chanexchange of the prisoners." not that big of a story here. russians actually found it pretty funny how big a deal americans made out of it. diane? >> all right, alex, thanks to you. didn't play that big there. >>> and all eyes are under iran t
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Jul 29, 2010 6:30pm EDT
tropical disease in the u.s. is it global warming? >>> and, want to win? a sharp shooter takes on a carnival game at the state fair. >>> good evening. arizona's immigration law is on hold. the protests are not. emboldened by a judge's rebuke of that law yesterday, hundreds of opponents of the crackdown took to the streets today. but the state's unyielding governor stood by the law and filed an appeal. barbara pinto is in phoenix tonight. she's been there all day, in the middle of the stormy showdown. >> reporter: protestors descended on phoenix, despite a judge's ruling to delay enforcement of most of the state's new crackdown on illegal immigrants. demonstrations started at dawn, hundreds of protesters, dozens of arrests, tempering flaring. tensions are running high outside this jail, where protesters have gathered and it's turned into a standoff, police trying to push their way out of the building. demonstrations were loud, disruptive, but mostly peaceful. >> joe arpaio has picked the easy targets, the day laborers. let's go after the real criminals and stop wasting our money. >>
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Jul 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
been very slow. 1.5 million people still live in tents. despite billions of dollars of u.s.-pledged aid, mounds of debris remained throughout the city. >>> congress is back in session and for the democratic senators, one of the first orders of business tobey to get 60 votes to push through the financial overall bill. -- one of the first orders of business today. at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over apparently. >>> the d.c. city council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many apologist's last week. thousands of residents without power. -- find out what caused so many paul nauert outageower outages. >>> a water main broke last week in potomac. that was repaired on friday but another one was found. a second round is complete. >>> two alleged police impersonator is accused of robbery. daniel blaylock and kennedy ventura work in an suv with flashing strobe lights early yesterday morning. they were pulled over by police and they displayed badges and assault to the victims and took their wallets. they were arrested a short time
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Jul 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
international forces. nato says five u.s. troops and the british soldiers were killed in separate bombings around that country. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan this month. >>> 78 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. rough weather is delaying efforts to contain the oil. choppy seas have kept skimming boats in port. the oil has reached every gulf coast states. bp says its first relief wells should be finished in early next month. one expert says the company will need another oilwell to completely stop the leak. >>> the justice department has decided to file a lawsuit against arizona over its immigration law. it could be filed as early as today. the government will argue the federal law takes precedence over state law. the law gives police the power to question anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant. >>> 6:07 on this tuesday. still ahead, your mail could be on the verge of getting a lot more expensive. we will tell you why. >>> why fewer trains are running during the back to work rush hour on metro. >>>> there's a little relief in the se
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Jul 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
surpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailors were killed in that incident. th
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Jul 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
police around here. >> reporter: a u.s. district court judge agreed with the obama administration that the arizona law was unconstitutional on its face. arizona filed an appeal to the ninth circuit court of appeals. the legal controversy over sp 1070 will likely be decided in the supreme court. brad wheelis, abc news. >>> authorities say the federal judge in the case has been getting threats over her controversial ruling. and they are taking them all seriously. the u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton, has received thousands of phone calls and e-mails since her preliminary injunction this week. the threats are all being investigated. >>> on capitol hill, the house ethics committee is preparing to try new york congressman charles rangel for a series of ethics violations. the charges against the democrat have now been made public after a two-year investigation. jonathan karl has the story. >> reporter: the ethics committee report on rangel is detailed. and it is scathe. it accuses him of, quote, a pattern of disregard for the laws of the united states and for the rules of
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Jul 1, 2010 3:05am EDT
about u.s. business, scientific and political affairs to pass on to the russian government. many of them make court appearances today. >>> attention, parents of children who received free jewelry trinkets from a number of clinics the last five years. it may be tainted with toxic metal called cadmium. the government announced a recall of 70,000 of the so-called children's happy charm bracelets and rings distributed by doctors and dentists since 2005. it is the fourth recall this year of chinese-made jewelry. >>> here's an airline travel nightmare we haven't heard of before. a us airways flight from atlanta to charlotte was forced to return to the gate after maggots fell from the overhead bin onto seated passengers. they came from a container of spoiled meat that had been stowed by a passenger. the airline cleaned the plane and then the flight continued. the person who carried on the meat took a later flight. i'm sure was heckled by everybody else on board that plane. can you imagine? >> no, can we get away from this video? i don't want to imagine. >> as if snakes on a plane wasn't bad eno
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Jul 16, 2010 4:30am EDT
afghanistan is more violent than ever. last month was the deadliest for u.s. troops. and more afghan civilians are dying than ever before. and as more americans die in afghanistan, more americans back home are questioning the war. in december, 52% said the war was worth fighting. today, that number is 43%. the increased fighting has a lot to do with it. as fewer troops die in iraq, support for that war has increased. up 8 points to 42%. but right now, americans are deeply concerned about whether both wars are worth it. the u.s. has spent $1 trillion in iraq and afghanistan. and more than 5,500 men and women have been killed. but still, only about half say the iraq and afghanistan wars have improved long-term american security. the fear for the u.s. in afghanistan, the next few months will only get more violent. and that could further erode u.s. support. >> we're engaged in a contest of wills. our enemies are doing all they can to undermine the confidence of the afghan people. >> reporter: and support in a lot of the skepticism comes from president obama's own party. whereas 57% of re
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Jul 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
released. >> the u.s. justice department is taking steps to stop arizona's controversial immigration law. it made steps to block the law before it goes into effect. it could have a broad effect on state bets rights. >> according to the lawsuit filed by the department of justice, the controversial arizona immigration law violates the supremacy clause in the constitution. the federal government claims arizona and its governor have overstepped their bounds with this new law. >> congress cannot delegate that authority to the states. the state cannot take that authority on to themselves. >> the law is considered the toughest in the nation on immigration and gives the police the power to question and potentially arrest anyone they believe to be in the country illegally. >> we need state leaders that focus on state issues of stop focusing on federal issues. >> arizona state leaders see the law as a step toward fixing immigration which they say is out of control. they believe the federal government is doing enough to secure the border. >> i invite the president to come to the bor
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Jul 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> in a well orchestrated swap at the end of's airport this morning, the u.s. gave up 10 russian foreign agents in exchange for four once imprisoned in russia, accused of spying for the west. all 10 russians pleaded guilty in a manhattan federal court yesterday, expediting the swap. the sentence, 11 days already served and the condition they never returned to the states. senior administration officials say it showed growth between russian and u.s. and prosecutors believe it sends a greater message. but its use by americans in america you will be exposed. >> for year the agents monitored the ring. this data never gathered sensitive information. they lived normal lives and even raising children. most of the children are also now in russia, except those of vicki -- they will remain in the u.s.. >> i would have been completely discombobulated if i found out my parents were spies. >> as for the four now free and headed to the west, they, too, had to admit they worked against russia, gathering information for the west. officials say national security as well as the prisoners' health played a r
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Jul 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everythi
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Jul 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
weather. we also have grim news out of afghanistan. two members of the u.s. navy have been kidnapped by the taliban. >>> and we'll talk to the attorney for the notorious barefoot bandit. he has spoken extensively with the former teen fugitive. he says colton harris-moore is just an imwhich you are kid. >> he has fascinated insights. >>> we want to begin with the midwest. chicago has one of its biggest rainstorms in more than a century. and eric horng is just outside broadview. with the latest. good morning, eric. >> reporter: good morning, bill. the water is taking longer to recede than to rise. parts of this community are still a mess this morning. in the meantime, in iowa, all eyes are on a failed dam. the breach happened quickly and violently. water gushing. boats sent crashing down below. >> there it goes. oh, my god. >> reporter: the torrent flooded nearby cabins and roads. and forced a key communications center to be evacuated. >> we've lost our 911 service, our long distance service. >> reporter: nobody has been injured. water from lake delhi is now filling the already swollen
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Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in the u.s.. some big news for parents and businesses, why thousands of cribs could soon be illegal. >>> i was averaging 50. >> skating for a cause. a teenager is on a mission. the heat is back. the heat is on a mission also. adam >> an iranian nuclear sciences is back in iran today. he got a hero's welcome from friends and family. he said he is finally saved from a u.s. reporter who he says capture them and tortured him. he was paid for $5 million for the nuclear program. and to go this happens all the time. defector's come across. they get paid a lot of money. once the boredom sets in and will leas, they realize that huge mistake. -- and lioneliness they realize that huge mistake. and >>> a surprise discovery at ground zero. they are excavating a ship holt call. it was found buried beneath the ground. they also found a 100 pound acre anchor. they believe it was put there to expand the size of manhattan island. >> imagine that back then? >>> let's talk about the weather situation. it is hot and sticky and muggy. >> no relief either. dog days of summer. we are not ttalking and he wa
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Jul 11, 2010 6:30pm EDT
be held in brazil in 2014. the u.s. is trying to bring the games here in 2013 or 2020 to. >>> we are following some breaking news in charles county. search crews are looking for a man. they say the 65-year-old has not been seen after he put his boat into the water earlier this afternoon. we will bring you the very latest tonight on abc7 news at 11:00. >>> in new tonight, police were looking for the killer of a college student. the body of vanessa pham was suspended two weeks ago today. they passed the flyers at the fairfax shopping centerpiece -- shopping center. >>> and police looking for the gunmen responsible for shooting to you people in the district yesterday, and one of those victims died. the shooting happened on 11th street nw. they found the man with gunshot wounds. he was taken to an area hospital, where he died. a second man was also wounded but survived the attack. >>> d.c. firefighters say a woman and her daughter are dead after flames went through their home richard reeve is live with what family members are saying about this tragedy. >> behind me is a side view of
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Jul 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
belts in the back seat of the car. another law allows virginia homeowners to fly the u.s. flag [unintelligible] and in maryland, homeowners facing foreclosures must be given information about the modification programs in the system. and they also banned the chemical bpa from baby bottles and other children's products. and turning to maryland today, republican gubernatorial candidate robert ehrlich announced his running mate. >> what kind of person they are, what background they have, where are they coming from? i think mary meets all of those standards. >> she has been the director of special projects at the chamber of commerce since early june -- early january 2008. an overhaul of financial regulations is one step closer to the president's desk. congress passed the bill last night. the new law creates an agency to police consumer lending and set up a warning system for any financial risks. senators are turning to outside witnesses today in the confirmation hearings of supreme court nominee alain mcgagin. both democrats and republicans say -- nominee l.a.x. taegan. both democra
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Jul 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
attention of the fbi and landed him on the no-fly list. u.s. officials have reversed course and the man is expected to arrive in new york today. >>> apple will hold a news conference today to discuss the iphone 4. the company has been bombarded with complaints about the antenna. consumer reports magazine has refused to endorse the phone until that gets fixed. >> if a fix the problem, then maybe they can fix the problem on what they have already sold. i guess a recall is in order. >> give a refund. on up to it. >> there is no word that steve jobs, the ceo, was warned about potential antigenic issues during the design phase. it went on sale three weeks ago. >>> west virginia is about to get a new senator. gov. joe manchin will unveil this towarhis choice to succeedr robert byrd. joe manchin may run for that seat in the election coming up. >>> a bill to restore unemployment benefits to millions of americans, the senate is expected to approve a $34 million bill on tuesday -. >>> a sweeping overhaul of the nation's financial regulation is headed to the president's desk. it passed with th
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Jul 3, 2010 6:30pm EDT
evening. this saturday night a u.s. commander is preparing to take on his new role. tomorrow morning general david petraeus will take over what many are calling command of america's longest war. he, of course, is replacing general stanley mcchrystal in afghanistan who made the comments in "rolling stone" that got him fired. tonight we've learned of new rules from the defense department for the military when it comes to interacting with the media and get to all of it beginning with martha raddatz who is in afghanistan again tonight for us. >> reporter: david, general petraeus does not officially take command until tomorrow, but it is already clear he is very much in charge here. today, before an audience of 1,700 americans, afghans and international partners gathered to celebrate july 4th, david petraeus stressed the importance of unity. >> this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it. but working together, we can achieve progress, and we can achieve our mutual objectives. >> reporter: but for petraeus, unity starts with his relationship with u.s. ambassador karl eikenberry
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Jul 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
later next month. >>> d.c.'s u.s. rehabilitation program services has a new chief. schindler's term as interim director ends on august 2. the search continues for an active director. former illinois gov. rod blagojevich could take the stand in his corruption trial today. his brother robert testified yesterday. he told the court that as chairman of his brother's campaign fund, he never tried political donations to the governor's business. both men are charged with trying to sell president obama's former senate seat. >>> today lindsay lohan is expected to begin serving her 90-day sentence. it was for violating probation by missing required alcohol education classes. she has spent the past few days at a sober living community in los angeles if that is owned by a lawyer robert shapiro, who had agreed to represent her. however, a website is reporting that shapiro has backed out. there's no word on why that happened. >>> still ahead, more leaks in the gulf of mexico, but the government gives the go-ahead for more testing. >>> good news for vre passengers. the ride could be a little less c
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Jul 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
quake. good afternoon. >> more than 11,000 people contacted the u.s. geological survey to report what they experienced. this is considered a minor earthquake in the grand scheme of things. it is the biggest one on record for our area. thousands of residents were shaken out of their sleep. >> i woke up suddenly to a large crash. i felt the house shake. it felt like something had hit the house. >> the u.s. geological survey says there was a 3.6 magnitude earthquake center in germantown. the tremors were far reaching. >> the earthquake itself probably only took one second. it sends seismic waves out that then travel through the earth. any person sitting in a little bit of distance was probably shaken for several seconds. >> longtime residents say they have never experienced anything like this. >> i know we have had small tremors on the east coast, but this is the first one i remember being scary. >> seismologists say earthquakes are rare in our region, but they do happen. this map shows how low the earthquake risk is compared to other regions. >> we actually lives in a low area. thi
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Jul 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in the u.s. for five years, and a 10 college before joining the military. college beforelleg joining the military. coming up, and updates on rod blagojevich. a suicide bomber in afghanistan. the >> is suicide bomber slips through tight security setting up a bomb at a market in kabul. killed three people, including a child and wounded several others. and there was a roadside bombing in southern afghanistan. an international conference is set to begin. secretary hillary clinton will begin the -- will attend the conference. and the search is on for the killer of a chicago police officer. he just returned home from his overnight shift when he was confronted by three men who wanted his car. he exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects in later died of his loans. many are anchored and shocked by his death. >> he was an awesome person. >> i am just in a moment right now. >> he was 52 years old. a 20 year veteran of the forest and was set to retire at the end of the month. a church ban overturned on the florida turnpike killing one person and injuring several others. they were part
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Jun 30, 2010 11:00pm EDT
u.s. are preparing for problems as well. we have been checking alex all evening now. >> it is a very rare category two hurricane for the gulf of mexico in june. this is the enhanced satellite view. you can see where the highest clouds are. this is on the verge of being a major hurricane. wendt is 100 miles an hour. you can see the radar. 100 miles an hour south of brownsville, texas. wind is still 100 miles an hour. the when the search is four or 6 feet. it will be continuing. is going into mexico. this will be causing terrible damage i am afraid for the folks in mexico, because of the torrent of rain and the enhanced rainfall as it moves into the mountain area. look at the rarity of categories storms into the gulf. first of all, brown still has had 5 inches of rain with wind gusting to 60 miles an hour. you can see that northerly wind. this and fat from the folks at nowata. there have only been four category two storms. the last was back in 1957. it came into louisiana. it is very unusual to be seen storms of this strength in the gulf of mexico in academe. for the folks trying to cl
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Jul 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
. the hope is if the u.s. can win points with the pakistani people and the pakistani military and the pakistani government can go after militants in afghanistan. it's those militants who have made afghanistan more violent ever ever, increasing security fears. >> reporter: in the afghan capital, police are gearing for a fight. hillary clinton an and her counterparts from 50 countries have arrived here. and the city is on edge. the major general is responsible for keeping kabul safe. the enemies of afghanistan will do their best to show the international community there is no peace or security, he says. those enemies succeeded. the suicide bomber killed three people here. the remnants of the bomber or the victims remained on this street long after the attack. this will give you a sense of the scene of a suicide explosion. over there, there's body parts from the suicide bomber, we won't show you those. over here, a motorcycle that was either hit or used by the suicide bomber. a sense of fear. obviously, worried about the journalists. the air around here smells acrid. do you and your fami
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Jul 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
that would have held those arrested for being here illegally. >> most of the immigrants in the u.s. have come here legally, so there is no reason. it them out the window, the provisions of the bill that would have required the police to check and immigration status of enforcing other laws, that immigrants carry their papers at all times. >> i have seen the tears and the devastation. down in front of the white house, hundreds of latino children gathered with their family and immigration advocates, including little 7- year-old deysi, whose question to the first lady months ago was heard around the country. just three years after a chicago resident's sister was killed in kuwait, his dad was arrested and jailed for being an undocumented worker. >> if they can take care of the birds and fish from the oil spill, don't punish our kids. >> arizona lawyers contend that the law was constitutionally sound. >> they need to step up and do the job that they have the responsibility to do. >> the federal judge gave arizona of leeway, agreeing to state has the right to deter unlawful entry. >>> 7 o
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Jul 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
lawmakers have also called on him to resign. nato forces have recovered the body i second u.s. sailor missing in afghanistan. 25-. newlove this again last friday. was last seen driving into taliban-controlled territory. search teams found the other body on sunday. boat sailors were counterinsurgency trainers, an italian spokesman says militants left the body for the u.s. forces to find. >> next on abc 7 news at noon. >> [inaudible] watching someone die or killing someone. >> speaking out from behind bars. chilling new revelations from the d.c. sniper. plus, another warning for toyota orders -- owners today. a massive recall to tell you about. and the president heads to the couch and makes television history. an hour storm watch continues into the afternoon. adam is back >> this is a rare look inside a crime spree that paralyzed the nation's capital. the only surviving d.c. sniper is speaking out in a rare interview. part of it aired this morning and "good morning america," and for the first time, we hear about other targets and other intended killers. >> in an exclusive interview with
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Jul 28, 2010 3:05am EDT
the historic oil spill there began. this morning's "washington post" reports that several u.s. government agencies are now preparing a criminal probe of at least three companies involved in the spill. bp, transocean, and halliburton are the initial targets. investigators are looking into the relationship between the companies and the federal agency in charge of oil drilling. >>> people whose livelihoods are being hurt by the spill are telling their stories to lawmakers on capitol hill. emily schmidt has that story from washington. >> reporter: the fallout reaches from the coast -- >> it's imimpacted us greatly. >> do you solemnly swear to tell the truth -- >> reporter: to the capitol where two different congressional hearings focus on people hurt by the spill. >> i don't know a single business that has not been directly affected by this oil. >> reporter: the head of alabama's gulf coast convention and visitors bureau says hotels that are usually full this time of year are now 70% vacant. restaurant owners see it too. >> and this is not a sustainable business model. >> reporter
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Jul 12, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> there is a need for a new diet drug. obesity is a serious health problem in the u.s. and worldwide. unfortunately, we have very few treatments that are effective and safe. >> reporter: in preliminary results, qnexa was shown to reduce weight by 12%. it combines a seizure and migraine medication with phentermine. and if phentermine sounds familiar, you're right. it was one-half of the phen in the recalled diet drug fen-phen. though phentermine was not implicated in the serious side effects including heart valve failure that led the fda to pull fen-phen in 1997, the fda will certainly be focused not just on whether the drug works, but on whether it is safe. >> if someone is promising something so powerful, it probably has other consequences. >> reporter: surgery is still the treatment with the most clear results for obesity, but it isn't without risks. and ultimately, experts caution, any solution promised by pill or scalpel. >> drugs cannot replace diet and exercise. >> reporter: documents will be posted to the fda site at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. giving us a first look at the di
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Jul 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
at reagan national. the u.s. airways flight was delayed because of the storm. a passenger began making inappropriate and threatening comments. the passenger was removed from fbi flight while the sp questioned him. >>> a prince george's county grand jury has indicted a 28- year-old santa militant in the death of trooper wesley brown gunned down, of course bill applebee's last month. another man, a 27-year-old ccyril williams is also charged in the murder. >>> this weekend is the target date to permanently plug the gulf oil leak. fishery areas are being opened to fishermen as well. some are more about how quickly they will be able to make an impact. these boats could be pulling in their nets again soon. the federal government announced a major reopening of the gulf fisheries east of the mississippi. the cleanup jobs are disappearing. >> it is going to be bad. people will be out of work and all of a job. wexford 6000 people from florida to texas or working at bp's expense. with no oil near alabama or florida now, 16,000 workers jobs have disappeared. there will almost seven dozen b
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Jul 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >>> two missing soldiers in afghanistan. one was killed during an ambush on friday. u.s. and nato officials. >> from what i know right now, and, again, i do not have all of the details, this was an unusual circumstance. >> and local afghanistan if shawn hill, -- afghanistan official. there is a reward for information. >>> the latest now in the oil spill in the gulf. tony hayward will be replaced. he has made a number of gaffes. more on drilling the release well has resumed. was bonnie to blame for what we saw here? no. -- >> no. some blue skies to enjoy this evening. a fairly quiet evening. temperatures will fall and eventually into the 70's. three stops on our weatherbug network. in germantown, md., hazy sunshine. the storm system moved through at about 60 miles per hour. 75 mile per hour wind gusts in reston. gaithersburg saw a 62 mile per hour wind gusts. and that half an inch of rain. ahmadiyya and about half an inch of rain. -- abo half an inchf rain. we broke the record at bwi- marshall. hes, warnings,cdhe heat advisories have come to an end. tomorrow, temperatures about 10
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Jul 18, 2010 11:35pm EDT
. tuesday will be his first trip to the u.s. since taking office in may. the war in afghanistan, the potential nuclear threat in iran will dominate the conversation. the first lady and other state officials joined the governor for a trip to the netherlands. their goal is to encourage european investments in the commonwealth and promote tourism of wine and other state product. it will run through saturday. it started yesterday. lindsay lohan is expected to report to jail to start serving a 90 day sentence. she was in violation of her probation. >> i was not missing the classes. i was working mostly. i was working with children. it was not a vacation or some sort of a joke. >> last week she checked into a rehab facility to help her detox. it is not clear if her move into we have was to lessen her jail sentence. she is supposed to spend 90 days in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program after her sentence. there is a new trend in s tds. the age group seeing a spike in cases. in the reason why. we will tell you what's new movies are coming out of this week. >> and southern montgomery c
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Jul 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
government is. and they're supposed to be our ally how they may help to beat the u.s. army. it puts american lives at risk. we have an exclusive interview with a impurity hacker who turned in the leaker, plus "the new york times" who published 9 report this morning. >> the scope. >> 92,000 documents. >>> other news, departure of tony hayward. he's leaving today and will likely announce his departure after that meeting. hayward is reported to get millions of dollars sure to anger millions of people on the gulf. >>> and the dam break in iowa causing all kinds of misery in the midwest. in the east, massive power outages as temperatures soar to triple digits. washington had a rough weekend. >> martha raddatz has the latest in washington. good morning. >> good morning, robin. these 92,000 reports reveal six years of classified information offering blunt words about a war that looks even worse than many thought. >> reporter: the reports give startling detail about everything from civilian casualties to enemy missile strikes to detailed reports that pakistan's military spiechlt agency, isi
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Jul 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
ten secret agents back to russia, in exchange for u.s. spies. >>> and hot mess. record-high temperatures stifle travel across america. train tracks swell, roads buckle, and planes are forced to lighten their loads before takeoff. >>> the sting. did kyron horman's stepmom figure out that the police were trying to set her up? did she try to kill kyron's dad? new details in the search for the missing 7-year-old. >>> and one lucky city will learn tonight it's won the lebron lottery. where do you think king james will hold court next year? >>> good morning, everyone. so many people, george, trying to figure out where lebron will go. or will he stay? >> i'm losing hope for my hometown, cleveland. someone said before we went on the air, you believe he hasn't made up his mind yet? >> i think he's waking up this morning he still doesn't know where he's going to go. he's lived his entire life in ohio. we'll find out later. we'll talk with mike greenberg of espn radio. >>> right now, the big story, the thwarted al qaeda attack. >> second break in three days. three suspects have been ar
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Jul 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
deadly day for u.s. and other forces in afghanistan. a british soldier was killed in southern afghanistan as well. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan in july. >>> senator robert byrd will be laid to rest this morning. the funeral procession will force several major road closures throughout the day. brianne carter is live in arlington with what you can expect for all of this. >> good morning. people will gather at this church in arlington this morning. the service is expected to begin at 11:00. friends and family gathered after the service, senator byrd will be laid to rest at columbia gardens cemetery in arlington. is grave next to that of his wife. there will be a military funeral honor after that and that includes the presentation of flags to his two daughters. starting at noon, parts of north glebe road, pershing drive, north irving st. as well. the funeral procession will be heading through north arlington. that will happen around noon today. brianne carter reporting. >> thank you. >>> done for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> we begin with lisa
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Jul 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
states under heat advisory, the u.s. is baking. here in new york, where the temperatures reached 94 on sunday, triathletes were having trouble finishing a race. 12 people were hospitalized. in arizona an elderly man chasing down his postman barefoot suffered second degree burns on his feet. >> both the right and left feet had blistered all the way across the walls of my feet. >> reporter: in boston, the mayor in charlestown extended the local pool hours for 90-degree temperatures. the jet stream has been staying farther north this year compared to last year which is keeping more heat and humidity across our state. >> we're seeing temperatures so hot that we haven't seen in two years. everyone is flocking to the pools to try to kocool off. we hit 102 degrees yesterday. that broke a record from 1971. >> just as people are susceptible to heatstroke, they can become lethargic, but the trainers here are extra diligent to make sure the hours are hydrated within minutes of completion of a race. >> the heat index, 97 degrees. when it gets that hot, the men and women in the d.c. fire department
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Jul 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
afghanistan, a car bomb and gun fight have killed three u.s. troops and five civilians. it happened in kandahar at the entrance of a police headquarters. a suicide bomber slammed a car into the entrance, then insurgents opened fire. the taliban has already claimed responsibility for the attack. >>> in new orleans, six current and former police officers are facing federal charges for deadly shootings just days after hurricane katrina. two men died and four others were wounded in shootings that took place on a bridge that, at the time, was packed with people. prosecutors say the officers lied to investigators and planted evidence to make those shootings appear justified. four officers charged with the most serious offenses could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> the teen nicknamed the barefoot bandit, is behind bars in miami this morning. in just a few hours, colton harris-moore begins his latest trip. this one to the american justice system. it follows the teen's dramatic capture in the bahamas, as dan guevara. >> reporter: colton harris-moore arrived in miami, where he will make
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Jul 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in u.s. custody there are also questions about the state of the children caught in the crossfire. >> i feel that that is the real tragedy. accused spies from new jersey have a two dollars for the arlington couple admitted they were russian citizens. they also have two young children and there is another one that made the fight this potential swap and their son is just 17 and prosecutors say he is more loyal to the russian spy service than his own son. the arraignment for the 10 is expected to take place later this afternoon. there is speculation that the suspects will plead guilty and be sent back to russia. however, both u.s. and russian officials are not commenting3 . >>> we go back to the weather because it is a fight to keep cool for thousands of residents in the district of they are taking in the heat. many of them are without power or air conditioning. we go to pamela brown in northeast. >> this woman has been sweating it out in her own home in northeast washington since monday night that i am going into work so i could be under the air and i may stay there as long as i can
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Jul 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
during his first trip to the u.s. he grabbed a quick hot dog lunch with new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >>> tens of thousands of people remain without power this morning after wild weather ripped through new york city area. strong storms battered parts of new york, new jersey and connecticut with pounding rain, 60-mile-per-hour winds, lightning, even some reported tornadoes. >>> today will be a much calmer day in the northeast. severe storms in the middle of the country, with 80-mile-per-hour winds, golf ball-sized hail and flash flooding. strong thunderstorms in kentucky and tennessee. heavy rain and flooding from eastern colorado to arizona. >> and phoenix will be a bit cooler than normal at 101. it's 90 in sacramento. and 70 in seattle. kansas city climbs to 94. and detroit, 84. a high of 91 here in new york. 89 in boston. and 93 in atlanta. >>> still ahead, paying the price. how much the sex scandal has cost tiger woods in those lucrative endorsements. >>> and it's been a summer of stingrays and sharks. now, the biggest species of jellyfish comes ashore. >>> and the darin
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